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COVID-19: Vice Chancellors Counters ASUU, Says Universities Are Safe To Reopen

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The vice-chancellors of some federal and state universities in Nigeria have expressed readiness to resume academic activities contrary to the warnings by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

COVID-19: Vice Chancellors Counters ASUU, Says Universities Are Safe To Reopen 3

KanyiDaily recalls that following the suspension of its protracted 10 months strike, ASUU had warned that it is unsafe to resume academic activities considering the “inadequate measures” put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 across various universities.

However, while speaking with Punch on Tuesday, the VC of the Federal University of Agriculture in Abeokuta, Felix Salako said the varsity would resume academic activities on January 18, in compliance with the COVID-19 directives of the federal government.

Salako said the school has been fumigated over 10 times since last March. He added that the institution produced its own sanitisers and provided hand-washing basins to enable staff and students to observe the COVID-19 protocols.

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The VC noted that the university would carry out both physical and virtual classes. He also said over 150 solar panels were installed in some buildings to serve as an alternative source of electricity and aid the smooth flow of learning.

“The virtual learning will take care of large classes, like the part one students, but for fewer classes, we have large halls to accommodate the students,” Salako was quoted as saying.

In the same vein, the VC of a federal university in the south-west was also quoted as saying that it was wrong for ASUU to claim that COVID-19 guidelines had yet to be implemented towards the reopening tertiary institutions.

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“I think ASUU should begin to speak to facts. Inasmuch as we do not want the COVID-19 outbreak on our campuses, we had our plans. Some academic activities can resume for classes with a few populations,” he said

When quizzed on the prospects of reopening varsities, another VC added: “LASU recently held exams for students in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines. What do they mean by saying there is no guideline for reopening?”

Meanwhile, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has announced that the resumption date for schools across the country will be on Monday, January 18, 2021.

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